Los Angeles Review of Books

Parts of the questions posed to the author of the book: "The issue of childhood in the broader social and political contexts of Eastern, Southeastern, and East Central Europe continues to be an insufficiently researched topic, while childhood in state-socialist/Stalinist Europe is even more so. Which official childhood narrative do you try to counteract in Protected Children, Regulated Mothers? Were there any attributes specific to Hungarian state actors’ attempts to exercise control over the Roma by placing their children in temporary state care? How was child protection supposed to balance the responsibilities for reproductive work but also impose paid employment for Romani mothers?"
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Varsa Protected Children Regulated Mothers book cover
Eszter Varsa
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